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Patricia (Patti) Eileen Calkins March 2, 1958 - February 26, 2021

Patti passed away at age 62,  her husband Lincoln Calkins and two daughters were by her side.

Patti was born in Boise Idaho to Francis Leroy DeMond and Eileen DeMond

She was preceded in death by her father who died in 2017.

Patti is survived by her husband Lincoln of Eagle, ID, two daughters Brittany Holt of Spirit Lake ID, and Amber Downing of Libby MT, Also her mother Eileen DeMond of Meridian and 3 big brothers, Ken DeMond, of Meridian, ID. Wally DeMond of Meridian ID. And Bill DeMond of Troy MT.

Patti graduated from Meridian High School in 1976,  She married Lincoln Calkins July 16, 1988

Patti loved the outdoors she loved camping she loved the smell of fresh laundry hung out on a line, but most of all she loved her family, she loved spending time with Lincoln, her kids and their 4 grandchildren she loved hugs and had a great big warm smile for everyone.

Patti had a favorite scripture it was Revelation 21:4 which reads “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”   As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses she loved to tell others of this wonderful promise held out in the scriptures. Patti truly believed she would be with her family in a promised new world here on earth, Psalm 37:10,11,29

She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

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    Genevra De Mond says

    Miss you Patti. Will certainly miss your always cheerful face at family gatherings and your laughter. I know Lincoln and the girls miss you tremendously. ❤❤

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    Steve and Rhonda Feurr says

    We were sorry to hear about Patti. We enjoyed working in the ministry with her. She was a beautiful and thoughtful person.

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    Tony and Dawn Salkas says

    Our hope is to see Patty again soon and to receive one of those big hugs she loved so much. Her calm and quiet demeanor left a very warm place in our hearts! We know she is very dear in Jehovah’s memory now.

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    Kendra Roberts says

    Patti was not only my sister in law but my sister for 33years. I miss her smile, and the way she took care of Lincoln. We will see her again in the new paradise world she so longed for. Love to all those who feel her loss.

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    Amy Hugon says

    I’m so very sorry for the large hole left in your hearts. We’ve had far too much death this past year. I, too, look forward to seeing Patti again when Psalms 37 is fulfilled and we can truly experience “exquisite delight in the abundance of peace” in the beautiful earth Jehovah made for us. Sending virtual hugs until real ones are safe again.

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    Brittany Holt says

    Miss you momma!! We will see you soon

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    Bianca Thoeny says

    My heart aches for everyone. I’m just so grateful for the beautiful resurrection hope we have. I will see my dear sister again soon. I love you all.

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    Sue Cranor says

    So Sorry for your loss. I worked with Patti , she was always cheerful and had a smile on her face.

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    Janet Buschert says

    I am so very sad to hear of Patti’s death. She came to our door every month for a long time as part of her ministry, and I felt I’d found a good friend. We had opportunity to talk about Jesus and God (always), but also about jobs, maladies and family joys. Patti had a light bright spirit that showed through even when things were not going so well. Her love for Lincoln was so obvious and so deep, and I so enjoyed those occasions when they could both stop by. Sometimes she would bring a friend or come with another couple, and our visits weren’t long, but they always brought me an opportunity to think again about how the love of God brings us together across so many faith traditions. And they almost always included laughter and blessings for each other, even if not everything was spoken. Patti, I have thought of you often in recent months and looked forward to seeing you again. I guess I will need to wait a little longer for that. Love and blessings to you Patti, and to Lincoln, your family and community. Go with God.

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